Last Escape, The
Last Escape, The | La dernière fugueDir: Léa Pool
Celebrated French-Canadian filmmaker Lea Pool ponders mortality and the meaning of life in this powerfully acted drama featuring some of Quebec’s best talents. As Christmas approaches, the Lévesque family has once again gathered for their traditional celebration. But this time there is a mixture of emotions running through each person because the family patriarch (Jacques Godin) is in decline. His life reduced in every way, the end approaches and there are unhappy memories of his once violent and authoritarian past. But his wife, ten children and many grandchildren try to maintain a semblance of the Christmas season. The children must confront their troubled relationship with this once all-powerful father as they discover the virtues of forgiveness and compassion.
Country: Luxembourg, Canada
Length: 1h 30'
Producer: Lyse Lafontaine, Nicolas Steil
Script: Gil Courtemanche, Léa Pool
DoP: Pierre Mignot
Cast: Yves Jacques, Jacques Godin, Andrée Lachapelle
Production: Equinoxe Productions , Iris Productions